HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - July will become known as Microchip Madness month as the Hawaii Humane Society is sponsoring an event that allows pet owners to microchip their pets for just $10 throughout the month.
As providers of the microchips to clinics island-wide, the Hawaii Humane Society is teaming up with participating veterinarians from Waianae to Hawaii Kai. To receive the discount, veterinarians are waiving the cost of a doctor's visit.
The main goal of Microchip Madness month is to help reduce the number of lost pets in the community. Over 2,700 pets received microchips through this program last year.
The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected underneath the pet's skin between the shoulder blades. Every microchip has a unique code that can be scanned using a hand-held device and cannot be misplaced unlike a collar or tag.
Last year, microchips helped reunite 2,700 pets with their owners on Oahu alone.
Below is a list of participating veterinary clinics:
Animal House Vet Center 689-1797
Kapolei Pet Hospital 462-8040
Newtown Veterinary Clinic 488-3667
Waianae Veterinary Clinic 696-4161
Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital 671-7387
Feather & Fur Animal Hospital 254-1548
Haiku Veterinary Clinic 235-6405
Kailua Animal Clinic 263-8863
Kamaaina Canine & Cat Care 222-5471
Makai Animal Clinic 262-9621
Aina Haina Pet Hospital 732-9111
Animal Clinic of Honolulu 734-0255
Blue Cross Animal Hospital 593-2532
Hawaii Kai Veterinary Clinic 395-2302
Kakaako Pet Hospital 592-9999
Kalihi Pet Clinic 951-8808
Kapalama Pet Hospital 841-2861
King Street Pet Hospital 951-7777
Kokua Pet Clinic 843-8382
Ohana Veterinary Clinic 845-1762
The Cat Clinic 732-8884
The Pet Doctor 733-8828
For more information about Microchip Madness, please visit their website at: http://www.hawaiianhumane.org/microchip-madness.html